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4-H from Home

Program Contact: Jenny W. Loyd, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 574-1600 •

Winter Baking Challenge

Nailed it or Failed it? Have you seen the show “Nailed It” on Netflix? Novice bakers try their hand at professional baking challenges in a short period of time and put their skills to the test. In this high-stakes environment, you can count on mistakes to be made and fun to be had. In my family, we have a tradition of a “Nailed It” inspired baking challenge for each holiday where the kids team up with cousins or grown ups and make something delicious and slightly difficult that ups their skills in the kitchen. The judging is almost as fun as the baking!

Baking and decorating cookies is one of my favorite Christmas traditions.  It’s time to share the fun with our 4-H families! 4-H is about youth development, and learning new skills in the kitchen while pushing ourselves and learning from mistakes is what an activity like this is all about. So download our instructions, and give this a try with your family. Send us your photos to  We would love to post to Facebook and our January focus!

4-H Winter challenge Instructions

credit to Skamania County 4-H


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Ways to Stay Connected

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A Few More Fun Ideas

  • King County 4-H’s Learning Links
  • National 4-H Inspire Kids To Do Activity Guide
  • 4-H Activities at a Distance
    • Practice Public Presentations & Demonstrations
    • Independent Community Service projects
    • Letter Writing (e.g., nursing homes, doctors, grocery stores)
    • Exhibit Hall Arts & Crafts
    • Photo Scavenger Hunt
    • Practice Judging, Oral & Written Reasons
    • Hold a Book Club
    • and many more! Share your ideas with